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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Pipes

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Pipes

One of the most important, but often overlooked, systems in your home is your plumbing. It quite literally allows you to have water anywhere in your house within seconds, so you should want it to be in the best condition possible. However, like most systems, your pipes have a shelf life, so you should know the signs of when it's time to replace them.

Constant Leaks

It's one thing to experience a leak a single time. However, if you’re constantly finding leaks from the pipes in your home, you should consider replacing the pipes entirely. Frequent leaks can be a sign of internal corrosion — if that's the case, it's only a matter of time until the pipe bursts.

Discolored Water

Do you turn on your bathtub faucet only to have red, rust-colored water flowing out? Discolored water is often a sign that the insides of your pipe are wearing away and that minerals are floating around in your water. This can be common with cast iron pipes and is a sign you should have the pipes replaced.

Bad-Tasting Water

While your water can sometimes taste funny because of minerals, it can also taste bad if pipe corrosion allows particles to float in the water. If you noticed a metal taste to your water, you may want to have your pipes checked and replaced.

Noisy Pipes

If your pipes sound like they're doing a rendition of Shake Rattle and Roll, they likely are old and wearing down. Banging and rattling usually signify that it’s time to replace your pipes.

At Horizon Services, we're proud to offer top-quality plumbing services at affordable rates. We go above and beyond for our customers, always aiming to resolve your stressful and frustrating plumbing problems quickly and efficiently. Contact us to schedule your next service!